Central Indiana DNA Interest Group, Virtual DNA Workshop

  • 09 Oct 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Virtual

Virtual DNA Workshop

Presented by the

Central Indiana DNA Interest Group and the Indiana State Library

Saturday, October 9, 2021 ● 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

This free virtual workshop focuses on effectively using DNA to better understand genetic relationships and solve genealogy mysteries.  Speakers from the Central Indiana DNA Interest Group will explore methodology and tools, such as AncestryDNA® groups and, ThruLines™, Lucidchart, and DNAPainter to analyze DNA matches, organize results, and create genetic networks. Using the Zoom Chat feature, attendees will be able to submit questions during the sessions and during the panel discussion at the end of the program.

Beginner to Intermediate levels.

You can register for the event by clicking here.


Session 1:  Visualizing Your DNA Matches with Your Family Tree
Speaker:  Angela Guntz

Description:  This session will include an overview of how to effectively use AncestryDNA® groups and ThruLines™, and Lucidchart (www.lucidchart.com) to explore how your matches are related to you and each other.  Angela will also demonstrate the Lucidchart tool to create lineage charts that can organize your results and help grow your genetic family tree.

Session 2:  Do’s and Don’ts for Using DNA as Proof
Speaker:  Ann Raymont, CG®

Description:  This session will discuss common issues and mistakes to avoid when trying to use DNA to prove a relationship.  Ann will share a case study to show how DNA results can be applied successfully to answer a genealogical question.

Session 3:  Examining DNA Results for Unknown Parentage
Speaker: Steven Frank

Description:  This session will examine problem solving skills needed when working with DNA results for unknown parentage.  Steve will discuss the process of identifying genetic networks and using DNA tools, such as DNAPainter.com, to predict how DNA matches are related, along with examples of resolving unknown biological matches.


"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

President: James Kane      Email: jjpkane@frontier.com

For other WVGS officers and their contact information click on "Contact" above left.

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